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Working on my 2000 dodge dakota sport want to know if there is any fluid surrounding the connection between inner tie rod and steering gear.  I have to replace both inner and outer.

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No, there should not be fluid in the boot covering the inner tie rod end. Fluid there indicates a seal leak in the rack. If the boot was nice and tight, there is no way to know how severe the leak is . Try running it with the boot off and see how much dripping is going on. If its not not a lot, you could try a p/s anti leak additive. At worst, it won't fix it and you will have to either live with it or change the rack.
Good luck

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The power rack and pinion steering gear is serviced as a power steering short rack (3L547). The front wheel spindle tie rods (3280) and tie rod ends (3A130) are serviced individually. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Section 11-02: Steering System, Power 1997 Windstar Workshop Manual
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